Hospitals are surprisingly noisy places. Dr. Daniel Fink wonders why the health care system can organize to treat serious medical problems quickly, but has done so little to make hospitals quieter.read more
Hospital noise reduces children’s sleep time and that’s a real problem. Whether at the hospital or at home, uninterrupted sleep is important for good health.read more
Aircraft noise kills, says Dr. Daniel Fink, and a recent study by Columbia University proves it.
Researchers found residents under the La Guardia Airport flight paths suffer adverse health outcomes.
Parents and grandparents must think about ear protection for babies and toddlers. The best protection is teaching the children in your family learn to avoid loud sound.read more
More than half of “NYC’s noisiest bars” are in Brooklyn, surprising no one who lives there. Isn’t it time that the “nightlife mayor” does something about it?read more
Yet another report says headphone volume may cause harm to hearing. If you can’t hear ambient noise when listening to music with headphones, it’s too loud and hearing is being damaged.read more
Tired of the din that accompanies your dinner when you eat out? You’re not the only one. Click to learn more about noisy restaurants and what you can do to take the din out of dinner.read more
Cochlear implants bring the gift of hearing to children born without it. They and their parents know the value of hearing, and so should we all.read more